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Books v. Cigarettes

Books v. Cigarettes

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141980583
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 144
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Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell’s entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Animal Farm, George Orwell

  • Author: George Orwell,Wanda Opalinska
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9781408270028
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 72
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Each title in this series offers an exciting approach to English literature and will help students achieve a better grade. This book is packed with detailed summaries and commentaries, snappy advice, fun facts, and an extended resources section.

Gcse English Text Guide - Animal Farm

Gcse English Text Guide - Animal Farm

  • Author: CGP Books,Richard Parsons
  • Publisher: Coordination Group Publication
  • ISBN: 9781847626677
  • Category:
  • Page: 58
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

  • Author: George Orwell,Duncan Macmillan,Robert Icke
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • ISBN: 1783195606
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 170
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April, 1984. Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwells fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical new adaptation exploring why Orwells vision of the future is as relevant as ever.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 052550513X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter and Wuthering Heights. Ruben Toledo’s breathtaking drawings have appeared in such high-fashion magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Visionaire. Now he’s turning his talented hand to illustrating the gorgeous deluxe editions of three of the most beloved novels in literature. Here Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of Mr. Darcy, Hester Prynne’s fateful letter “A”, and Catherine Earnshaw’s wanderings on the Yorkshire moors are transformed into witty and surreal landscapes to appeal to the novels’ aficionados and the most discerning designer’s eyes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

A Fable in Two Acts

  • Author: Nelson Slade Bond
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780573605383
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 57
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"George Orwell's biting satire, adapted by Nelson Bond. Animal Farm is a fable with a sting. Millions of words have been written about the threat of Totalitarianism, but it remained to the late George Orwell, farsighted British author of the brilliant and frightening 1984, to expose the Russian experiment for what it really is: an idealist's dream, converted by realists into a nightmare. In Nelson Bond's simple staged dramatic reading version of this timely allegory you will meet beasts whose prototypes have dominated news headlines for a half hundred fearful years. Opening on a note of joyous triumph for the creatures who have emancipated themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner, the reading mounts inexorably to a climax of disillusionment in which the other animals discover themselves now subject to the rule of even more ruthless autocrats: the greedy, cunning pigs."--Publisher's description.

George Orwell's Animal Farm

George Orwell's Animal Farm

  • Author: Ian Wooldridge,George Orwell
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9781854597892
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 34
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Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105495957
  • Category: Homelessness
  • Page: 169
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.

Shooting an Elephant

Shooting an Elephant

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141912286
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.

41 Stories

41 Stories

  • Author: O. Henry
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780451530530
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 424
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A classic anthology of short fiction by the acclaimed author gathers concise stories about New York City, confidence men, hoboes, the West, South America, and the American South, including such famed works as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Furnished Room." Reissue.

Orwell in Spain

Orwell in Spain

the full text of Homage to Catalonia, with associated articles, reviews and letters from The complete works of George Orwell

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: ePenguin
  • ISBN: 9780141185163
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 393
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Including Homage to Catalonia, Orwell's profound experience of fighting in the Spanish Civil War, this title also contains Orwell's essays, letters and pamphlets, which show his resolution to tell the truth about the war amid a crop of lies from both the Communist Party and the British Press.

Orwell and politics

Orwell and politics

Animal farm in the context of essays, reviews and letters selected from the complete works of George Orwell

  • Author: George Orwell,Peter Hobley Davison
  • Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
  • ISBN: 9780141185187
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 537
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This title brings George Orwell's classic satire Animal Farm together with the author's other works exploring the nature of politics and the Second World War. His topics include: corrupt political language, the oppressive British Empire, and a wry review of Mein Kampf .

The Flint Heart

The Flint Heart

A Fairy Story

  • Author: Eden Phillpotts
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Charms
  • Page: 334
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Level 6

Level 6

Animal Farm

  • Author: George Orwell,Pearson Education, Limited
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781292231280
  • Category:
  • Page: 144
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Fifty Essays (George Orwell) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Fifty Essays (George Orwell) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: epubli
  • ISBN: 3741817244
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Literary Thoughts edition presents Fifty Essays by George Orwell ------ This collection of essays was written by George Orwell between 1931 and 1949; critical essays on global issues. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

George Orwell: A Life in Letters

George Orwell: A Life in Letters

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0871406918
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 560
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Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell’s life in his own words. From his school days to his tragic early death, George Orwell, who never wrote an autobiography, chronicled the dramatic events of his turbulent life in a profusion of powerful letters. Indeed, one of the twentieth century’s most revered icons was a lively, prolific correspondent who developed in rich, nuanced dispatches the ideas that would influence generations of writers and intellectuals. This historic work—never before published in America and featuring many previously unseen letters—presents an account of Orwell’s interior life as personal and absorbing as readers may ever see. Over the course of a lifetime, Orwell corresponded with hundreds of people, including many distinguished political and artistic figures. Witty, personal, and profound, the letters tell the story of Orwell’s passionate first love that ended in devastation and explains how young Eric Arthur Blair chose the pseudonym "George Orwell." In missives to luminaries such as T. S. Eliot, Stephen Spender, Arthur Koestler, Cyril Connolly, and Henry Miller, he spells out his literary and philosophical beliefs. Readers will encounter Orwell’s thoughts on matters both quotidian (poltergeists and the art of playing croquet) and historical—including his illuminating descriptions of war-shattered Barcelona and pronouncements on bayonets and the immanent cruelty of chaining German prisoners. The letters also reveal the origins of his famous novels. To a fan he wrote, "I think, and have thought ever since the war began…that our cause is the better, but we have to keep on making it the better, which involves constant criticism." A paragraph before, he explained that the British intelligentsia in 1944 were "perfectly ready for dictatorial methods, secret police, systematic falsification of history," prefiguring the themes of 1984. Entrusting the manuscript of Animal Farm to Leonard Moore, his literary agent, Orwell describes it as "a sort of fairy story, really a fable with political meaning…This book is murder from the Communist point of view." Hardly known outside a small circle of Orwell scholars, these rare letters include Orwell’s message to Dwight Macdonald of 5 December 1946 explaining Animal Farm; his correspondence with his first translator, R. N. Raimbault (with English translations of the French originals); and the moving encomium written about Orwell by his BBC head of department after his service there. The volume concludes with a fearless account of the painful illness that took Orwell’s life at age forty-seven. His last letter concerns his son and his estate and closes with the words, "Beyond that I can’t make plans at present." Meticulously edited and fully annotated by Peter Davison, the world’s preeminent Orwell scholar, the volume presents Orwell “in all his varieties” and his relationships with those most close to him, especially his first wife, Eileen. Combined with rare photographs and hand-drawn illustrations, George Orwell: A Life in Letters offers "everything a reader new to Orwell needs to know…and a great deal that diehard fans will be enchanted to have" (New Statesmen).

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

  • Author: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141913827
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 816
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A man at his desk is interrupted by the appearance of a woodland elf in his room; the piano maestro Bachmann ends his career; a barber shaves the face of a man who once tortured him; a shy dreamer makes a deal with the Devil. In these sixty-five stories of magic and melancholy, Nabokov displays an astonishing range of inventiveness, with dazzling sleight of hand, fantastical fairy tales, intellectual games and enchanting glimpses into lives of ambiguity and loss. This landmark new collection brings together the best of the short stories of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of Lolita and Pale Fire. Part of a major new series of Vladimir Nabokov's work in Penguin Classics.

The Orwell Diaries

The Orwell Diaries

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141930659
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 544
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George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. The Orwell Diaries presents eleven of them, covering the period 1931-1949, and follows Orwell from his early years as a writer to his last literary notebook. An entry from 1931 tells of a communal shave in the Trafalgar Square fountains, while notes from his travels through industrial England show the development of the impassioned social commentator. This same acute power of observation is evident in his diaries from Morocco, as well as at home, where his domestic diaries chart the progress of his garden and animals with a keen eye; the wartime diaries, from descriptions of events overseas to the daily violence closer to home, describe astutely his perspective on the politics of both, and provide a new and entirely refreshing insight into Orwell's character and his great works.